Founded in 1987 to promote economic and employment opportunities in the Chugwater area, CHED's mission is to encourage the sustainability of the current businesses and attract new businesses create employment opportunity and economic sustainability for the Town of Chugwater. CHED is a non-profit 501(c)6 corporation. In 2022 we organized a sister non-profit 501(c)3 corporation - Chugwater Economic Development Foundation, for the purpose of Chugwater area history education and preservation.
CHED is a membership organization. Any person that is a resident or does business is the Chugwater area can join. Dues are $10 per year. Our annual meeting is in October of each year. The members elect a Board of Directors. The current Board of Directors are Karen Guidice, Merwyn Nilson, Josh Hopkins, Jill Graves, and Larry Welty. The Board appointed officers for the ensuing year. They are Philip Ellis, President; Christian Winger, Vice President; and Holly Crowley, Treasurer and Interim Secretary.
CHED is sponsoring a Christmas Decorating Contest. The contest will be judged on December 15th by anonymous judges. Everyone within the town will be judged. If you live outside of town and want to enter, call Karen at 307.331.5761 to enter. We will send the judges your direction so you can be included in the contest. First place $100, second place $50 and third place $25.
We have light industrial lots available and office space in the Chugwater Business Center available for immediate occupancy. Please contact Karen Guidice at (307)331-5761 for further information.